Whatever cognitive abilities and coherence Donald Trump might have once had, they’re now officially gone. No, we’re not just talking about the fact that he declared himself the “King of Israel” and the “chosen one” this week while trying to buy Greenland and making bad jokes about how badly the stock market is tanking. It’s even more deranged than that.
Donald Trump stood in front of the television cameras on the White House lawn this week and claimed that when he visited a hospital in El Paso after the white supremacist shooting that took place in the city, everyone there was so excited to see him, doctors even left their operating rooms just so they could join in. If you haven’t already figured it out, no such thing actually happened.
The hospital itself is confirming that its surgeons didn’t leave operating rooms just to greet Trump, according to the Washington Post. Of course we already knew this, both because it was an utterly insane claim that couldn’t possibly be true on its face, and because it was coming out of Donald Trump’s mouth.
This comes even as Trump compared his own Fed Chair Jay Powell to the the president of China on Friday, causing the stock market to plummet. Trump then laughed it off, tweeting that the market took a dive because obscure presidential candidate Seth Moulton dropped out of the race. The stock market then took another dive. Meanwhile, Trump’s presidency is in the midst of a skydive without a parachute.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report